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Old 05-27-2011, 07:05 PM
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LOL WA. I read th 1st 5 words and thought; "wut, got up to 70?"

80 and muggy today here after the snowiest winter I have seen in CT. It just rained for 11 st8 days and we got 'skeeters bitting skeeter as we 2 legged folks are running out of blood for em. As soon as I get done mowing/fixing mowers, I am building about 50 bird houses and one big butt bat house, snork. Only thing I got to do with my motorized bicycle is move it out of the way this week
Hey Dan send those skeeter my way and I'll send them back with 3-4 more on them.......we are in the same boat down here where I live, and we haven't had much rain at all.......I just went and bought 5 dozen bass Minnows today and put them in a stock pond thats about 50 yards from my house, I'm hoping they will eat some of those skeeter larva.......
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Old 05-27-2011, 07:36 PM
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OH Man Map! I didn't think of that! At the end of our property, is a marsh that is the end of a large pond or very small lake. Thank you! Like spammers, kill em young and be bothered less.

Ya got me thinking 20 or 30 feeder gold fish. Them things could survive a nuc war. The fish go quick here. Lots of geese and swan. (Or as i like to call em, large killer ducks.) They will chase a large dawg or a very kind Carol. They run from me. I go for their necks. LOL, freaks em out. Har, lol. Think I sould get an air horn.


Just realized my 3rd and doner parts mower has a really cool gas tank. Want to do a pusher motorized bicycle and would work great.
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Old 05-27-2011, 09:36 PM
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riding over the hill today when I noticed that the button had rattled off my clutch lever. I was used to hitting the clutch and then being able to use the front brake. No such luck on the way into town and the way back home. all I had was the rear brake and my hand got a bit worn out by having to keep that clutch on at stop lights and especially when I was going downhill.

So when I got home I dug the new clutch lever that came with my spare engine. Lucky for me I didn't just buy a new motor for a spare. I just installed it and I replaced the grip on that side because it was ripped a bit. I now have a new grip and a new lever I will find out how well they work tomorrow.

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Old 05-27-2011, 10:12 PM
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OH Man Map! I didn't think of that! At the end of our property, is a marsh that is the end of a large pond or very small lake. Thank you! Like spammers, kill em young and be bothered less.

Ya got me thinking 20 or 30 feeder gold fish. Them things could survive a nuc war. The fish go quick here. Lots of geese and swan. (Or as i like to call em, large killer ducks.) They will chase a large dawg or a very kind Carol. They run from me. I go for their necks. LOL, freaks em out. Har, lol. Think I sould get an air horn.


Just realized my 3rd and doner parts mower has a really cool gas tank. Want to do a pusher motorized bicycle and would work great.
Yeah I dont like those geese and never been around a swan, but around these parts if something like that gets after me and causes any trouble they are very likely to come down with a serious case of lead poisoning if you know what I mean...LOL!

I just do what I gotta do and let the good Lord sort-em out...LOL

Now on the pusher subject you mentioned, that is something on my list as well, I have several ideas and dont know which one to go with for sure, I'll probably go with quick and easy for now but later I have some more labor intense things in mind, I'm just shade tree mechanicing most of my stuff for now but when I get set up the way I want with a good roomy work shop then I will tangle with soemn of those more complicated ideas.

What size engine are you pkanning to use on yours Dan?
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Old 05-27-2011, 11:19 PM
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LOL Map Buddy! When I was typing that kept thinking you were gonna advise scatter gun. Would be 6 cops and the FD here in 3.7 mins and I would be on the ground with HLS and a PETA rep asking me why I "did it"

Pusher engine size. CT allows for 5HP! I got a comet torque converter still in the box. Wut I am thunking is gokart wheel and a 90 or 79 cc hf engine but would like to use a full 5HP. Thinking hang the weight lower then the axle so the engine rights it self. OR, go with a kids bike wheel so as to lower the center. Work like a pendulum. As long as the weight of the engine is below the line between the drive axle and where it pushes the bike, it stays upright.

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Old 05-27-2011, 11:38 PM
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Yep Remington 870 ........ go ahead geese.....make my day!


Yeah I've got two of the HF 2.5 HP engines I just bought last week, and I have 2 of the GX200 clones, I have thought of the bike wheel also, I would use a 20" wheel because I might go with a rag joint for the sprocket mount and I checked a 16" wheel I have and the rag joint wont work on it because it's out of alignment with the spokes.

I say get one of those 50 or 60T rag joint and sprocket kits from BGF and then with that Torque-a-verter you would have a pretty awesome set up, or at least I think so, this is the exact setup I have planned for what would be a very simple and quick build, I have a couple of the heavy duty BMX 20' wheels I've had for years that have huge spokes in them so I think they would work great for that project when I get the time for it.

I have 2 of the Torque-a-verters on a couple of old gokarts that are still in good shape, I think they will work great if used on a 5hp or larger engine, but I'm not sure they would work to well on that tiny 2.5 HP HF engine, it takes a good bit of power to drive that converter set up, I dont think that little engine would ever get it out of low range, but I could be wrong.

Another thing is that the Torque-a-Verters are designed for an engine with a 3/4" output shaft and the small engines have a 5/8" shaft, that would be another hurdle.

Just get you a 6.5 clone from HF and repaint the tank and shroud an no one will ever know what it is, heck make you up a sticker that says 5HP and put it on the shroud, no one would ever know the difference.
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Old 05-28-2011, 03:20 PM
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8 mile ride for some errands. No problems -

Guy on a mountain bike waiting at a light says "I need one of those", "that's the look", "Where did you get it"

I say "yeah they rock" "thanks" "internet, you have to build it yourself"

I have not seen one in town yet, but the way things are going every time I ride, I don't think it will be too long before I do.
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Old 05-28-2011, 06:43 PM
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Well I shaved a New (woo woo! CHROME) slant head down and rejetted a different carb I put on the Kulana, I had ordered the new head from BGF because I wanted to replace the low compression straight plug head that was on that engine.

After replacing the head and rejetting the carb I got 41MPH out of it, but I think bumping the compression up on that older engine over stressed the wrist pin bearing because I have a jittery sounding rattle on top of the engine now, I was a little leary of bumping the compression up that much on the older engine and I guess my apprehension was warranted now that it has a rattle on top, it ran good at first but after about a 7-8 mile round trip I noticed the rattle starting up on the way back home and it had gotten worse by the time I got here.

So, I just got done ordering another top bearing along with a new wrist pin, I also ordered a new jug and piston & rings just in case I find another problem when I get into it, I know the noise is right up top so hopefully only need the top bearing replaced.

wish me good luck on it, just an old engine that has lots of very hard miles on it, I got this engine used and it looked like it had been abused so it was needing a bit of TLC anyway, so I'll get-er freshened up a bit and hope for many more miles of good service out of-er.


the pics show the difference in the combustion chambers old verses new that I put on engine compression is really bumped up now.





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Old 05-29-2011, 10:13 PM
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Gased up the Karaoke and went on a nice country road cruise..very windy and a bit hard to ride one handed for that long and fast but I got-ur done and had a good time doing it.

made a vid of the ride you can find it here: http://motorbicycling.com/f46/countr...tml#post289344
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Old 05-30-2011, 12:43 AM
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Got a little bit more done on my custom exhaust. Had to re think the rear mount. Sliced and diced 2 rear drop outs from a doner bike to make one that will be better off than my original idea. I only have a few hours a day to work on it. Slow and steady wins the race, eh? My welding skills are showing their rustyness [sic]too.
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